Secretaryof the Navy John D. Long to Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station
From Secretary of Navy.
Date April 22, 1898.
Subject North Atlantic
War not yet declared
The Naval Force North Atlantic Station is blockading coast Cuba.
War has not yet been declared.
War may be declared at any moment.
Will inform you.
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, PGD. Document was: “Received Hongkong/April 23, 7 a.m.”